Mission: The foundation for aids research is an international not-for-profit organization incorporated in new york in 1989. Amfar was formed through the unification in 1985 of two not-for-profit organizations, the aids medical foundation ("amf"), incorporated in new york in april 1983, and the national aids research foundation, incorporated in california in august 1985. First based in california, amfar transferred its legal domicile to new york in 1989, using the initial incorporation documents of amf, making it amf's legal successor. Amfar has offices in new york, ny, washington, d. C. , and bangkok, thailand. On march 7, 2005, the board of trustees of the american foundation for aids research approved a change in legal name to "the foundation for aids research. " on october 18, 2005, the new york state department of state approved this change. In addition, the foundation has secured approval for doing business as (dba) the following: - american foundation for aids research - amfar - aids researc
Programs: Research: amfar supports research projects that explore novel approaches to scientifically sound but untested hypotheses in all areas of research on hiv/aids, funding goal-oriented studies that often lack the preliminary data required for support from traditional grant-makers. The foundation plays a vital role in hiv/aids research, identifying critical gaps in knowledge and providing essential seed money that enables grantees and fellows to test the merits of new concepts or technologies that subsequently can be validated through large-scale studies, such as those funded by the national institutes of health. For further details, see schedule o.
treat asia: amfar's treat asia program (therapeutics research, education, and aids training in asia) involves a network of hospitals, clinics, and research institutions working with civil society to ensure the safe and effective delivery of hiv/aids treatments across asia and the pacific. The treat asia network encompasses 21 adult and 18 pediatric sites throughout the region, which collaborate on a variety of projects. For further details, see schedule o.
education and information: amfar seeks to translate and disseminate information on important aids-related research, treatment, prevention, and policy issues for diverse audiences and to increase broad awareness and knowledge of the pandemic. Amfar also publishes a wide range of educational materials, maintains an informative website, and engages respected public figures, hiv/aids scientists, and policymakers in communicating the need for continued research on hiv/aids. For further details, see schedule o.